Comoé National Park (1983)
Ivory Coast

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Ivory Coast 1963. Air Post. Landscape from the Comoé River.

One of the largest protected areas in West Africa, this park is characterized by its great plant diversity. 

Due to the presence of the Comoé river, it contains plants which are normally only found much farther south, such as shrub savannahs and patches of thick rainforest. 

  • Ivory Coast 1963. Air Post. Landscape from the Comoé River. 

In 2003, the site was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger. The present unrest in Côte d’Ivoire is having an adverse effect on the site, as is poaching of wildlife and fires caused by poachers, over-grazing by large cattle herds and the absence of effective management. 

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Other World Heritage Sites on the Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) (on this site). Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Côte d'Ivoire section for further information about the individual properties. 

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